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Starlab launches Star2Earth,1st Spanish company at ESA´s European Space Incubator

Starlab, a private independent company seeking to transform
science into disruptive services and technologies, has opened a spinoff
at ESTEC, the European Space Agency (ESA) facilities in Noordwijk,
The Netherlands.

The objective of the new company, named
Star2Earth, is to develop and commercialize innovative instruments for
Earth Observation based on GNSS technologies. The first one of these products is Oceanpal, an instrument
developed at Starlab for operational remote sensing of the sea surface,
with potential applications to soil moisture, river surface
characterization, and snow/ice mapping.
Oceanpal, which is already operational at Barcelona harbor (data
available at, uses GNSS reflected signals
to infer properties of the water surface, such as wave height or sea
level. This instrument can be deployed not only on static platforms but
can also be used for airborne campaigns.
Star2Earth’s team will closely work with ESA experts and use its
facilities to further validate the sensor and to prepare it for the future
GALILEO GPS constellation. The cooperation with the European Space
Agency will also permit an easier access to Dutch and European
(Source Starlab)